So, here I am, up to my ears in craft supplies, trying to switch rooms. But to keep the enthusiasm high, I just can’t resist checking out Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace to see what’s out there. A lot, actually. It got harder and harder to resist grabbing some of those deals, even though that would be so impractical, right? Um…right.
But then this came up.
Same style as a IKEA Alex drawers only large, very large. In my own town. And yes, they would deliver. I don’t think it had been on there more than a few hours before I had made the deal without even seeing the real thing. It was only $25, with delivery, and I just couldn’t resist. Almost 64″ long and 19″ wide and built solid. Before the end of the day I had the legs off.
A trip to confer with my hardware gurus and I had castors to go under my new furniture. Then began The Project That Ate My House. First, I had to find my circular saw. Which was at the back of my narrow, extremely narrow under-the-stairs closet, which had never really recovered from the shelves ripping from out of the wall, spilling tools and hardware everywhere. Seriously scary in there. But find it I did.
Next, I had to find the furniture dolly. Which was lost somewhere in my outside storage space. I ended up taking the whole space apart, discarding anything not useful for current projects and putting it back together. I also took stock of all the shelves and lumber I had been saving for just this occasion. And oh yeah, found the dolly. Pretty proud of myself, another area organized!
Now, floral craft supplies lurking in the kitchen, along with the dolly and two saws, plus lumber, the sewing area filled with garden stuff (long story), the living room with tools and hardware scattered everywhere. My bathroom has boxes of decor stacked on the counters. Both bedrooms are completely trashed. My hall has been rearranged so I can eventually get the dresser up the stairs and up the landing. Yup, enthusiastic, not sensible. I should do this in some sort of order, but what fun would that be?
Now, I am The Crafty Crazy Cat Lady, not The Crafty Crazy Cat Lady Carpenter! I am self taught by trial and error and reading the manuals. After much trial and error, but no bleeding, I got the castors on the dresser. Any job I do without bleeding I consider a “win”. Seriously, I work with my cell phone handy in case of emergencies! None of my messy carpentry shows, luckily. Some paint, and I will be ready to show off my “new” old dresser!
Now, back to reclaiming my house!